Instagram Disables Photo Integration with Twitter
The photo-sharing app, Instagram has stopped its support for Twitter. Photos have disappeared from Tweets and photo galleries of Twitter.
CNET reports that Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said Instagram wants its users to view their photos on its own website and not on Twitter. This was one of the main reasons why Twitter card integration was cut off. Now, users of Twitter cannot view their Instagram photos from within Twitter feeds. They will be able to see only white space where the image appeared before.
Twitter cards, rolled out in June, give partner websites the option to present their content in a more engaging way. Various card experiences for content summaries, images, and video, allowed users to expand tweets of participating companies. Among the various cards, the one for photos displayed an image at the center of the tweet.
“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries. While tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible, you can no longer view the photos on Twitter, as was previously the case,” read the Twitter blog.
According to reports, Twitter plans to make updates to its mobile applications by introducing filters. This will allow people to alter and share images on Twitter, thereby ignoring Instagram.